African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 16 December 2018

African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 16 December 2018
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Dec 16, 2018. 17:57

Welcome to for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch coverage of players from the African continent in action across Europe's top leagues on Sunday,  16 December 2018.

As It Happened Commentary (press F5 to refresh) All times CAT:

18h10 - That brings an end to our LIVE ASW coverage as Mohamed Salah and Co take on Manchester United at Anfield!

17h50 - Late change for Manchester United. Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast) is drafted into the starting 11 following injury to Chris Smalling, sustained during the pre-match warm-up.

17h30 - Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Naby Keita (Guinea) all involved from the onset for Liverpool who are at home to Manchester United at Anfield. Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast) starts on the bench for the Red Devils.

17h25 - Victories for Chelsea and Southampton in the English Premier League. The Blues beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1, while the Saints edged Arsenal 3-2 for a much needed win.

17h15 - Alfred Duncan (Ghana) has given Sassuolo a 1-0 lead away to Frosinone in the Italian Serie A.

17h05 - Hakim Ziyech has completed his hat-trick for Ajax Amsterdam. Another dazzling display by the Morocco international. Fellow international, Noussair Mazraoui, also on target for the hosts.

17h00 - Solomon March has pulled a goal back for Brighton who are at home to Chelsea, 1-2.

16h55 - Jonathan Bamba has doubled 10-man Lille's lead in the French Ligue 1. Jose Fonte saw red for the visitors at Nimes who are 2-0 up at the break, against the odds.

16h50 - Hakim Ziyech has completed his brace. Ajax Amsterdam 4-0 up and cruising.

16h45 -  Henrikh Mkhitaryan has completed his brace to pull Arsenal level once more, 2-2.

16h35 - Still no Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) for Sassuolo due to injury. Khouma Babacar (Senegal) and Alfred Duncan (Ghana), though, are involved for the visitors who are away to Frosinone in the Italian Serie A. The game is one of three currently on-going in Italy's top-flight. Fiorentina are at home to Empoli while Sampdoria are locking horns with Parma.

16h20 - A brace from Danny Ings gives Southampton a 2-1 lead over Arsenal at the break. In Brighton, Eden Hazard is causing Leon Balogun and Co all sorts of problems. The Blues lead 2-0 over the Seagulls.

16h05 - Ajax Amsterdam have raced into a three goal lead against De Graafschap in the Dutch Eredivisie. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) with a goal and assist before the break.

16h00 - Arsenal have pulled level thanks to a goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

15h55 - Goals from Pedro and Danny Ings have given Chelsea and Southampton early leads in their respective EPL fixtures.

15h50 - Fellow Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, is currently in action for Arsenal who are away to Southampton in the English Premier League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) also in action for the Gunners - he will be hoping to add to his 10 league goals for the season. No Mario Lemina (Gabon) for the Saints.

15h45 - Leon Balogun (Nigeria) is currently in action for Brighton and Hove Albion against Chelsea. Gaetan Bong (Cameroon) and Yves Bissouma (Mali) are on the bench for the Seagulls. Victor Moses (Nigeria) misses out for the Blues.

15h35 - Seydou Doumbia (Ivory Coast) came off the bench in Girona's 2-0 defeat away to Sevilla in the Spanish LaLiga. Victory moves the hosts level on 31 points atop the league standings with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Barcelona play later tonight.

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